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Linux Applications Performance: Introduction

Web apps are the staple of consumers and enterprises. Among the many existing protocols that are used to move and make sense of bits, HTTP has an overwhelming mind share. As you encounter and learn the nuances of web application development, most of you might pay very little attention to the operating system that finally runs your applications. The separation of Dev and Ops only made this worse.

You’re Not Praised For The Bugs You Didn’t Create

Recently I was reading a technical walkthrough. In that post, the author was making progress mostly by fixing bugs in the code. The author knew the solution to the problem he was solving. He was debugging with the least amount of tests, and the tests were all end to end.

7 absolute truths I unlearned as junior developer

Next year, I’ll be entering my 10th year of being formally employed to write code. Ten years! And besides actual employment, for nearly 2⁄3 of my life, I’ve been building things on the web. I can barely remember a time in my life where I didn’t know HTML, which is kind of weird when you think about it. Some kids learn to play an instrument or dance ballet, but instead I was creating magical worlds with code in my childhood bedroom.

Undervalued Software Engineering Skills: Writing Well

Most software engineers primarily focus on becoming great at writing code. And this makes perfect sense. This is an essential step to become a great engineer within a reasonably sized team.

Learn git concepts, not commands

An interactive git tutorial meant to teach you how git works, not just which commands to execute.